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. >>> defense secretary chuck hagel visiting the persian gulf earlier in the day. he was in bahrain before making a surprise visit to afghanistan where u.s. officials have been demanding hamid karzai sign a new security agreement. >> reporter: before arriving in afghanistan secretary hagel was in bahrain trying to reassure allies in the middle east that the united states is committed to the persian gulf region. secretary hagel said the u.s. is willing to start selling advanced weapons, things like missile defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambition. he added that even though the west had agreed to a temporary deal to limit iran's nuclear capability, tehran still poses a significant threat to the middle east and the world. many allies in the region fear the u.s.'s withdrawing from its traditional role in the middle east but hagel said after a decade of war the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military pow
own air defense zone to include two small islands along with a submerged rock that is also claimed by china. south korea responding to recent actions by china to expand its air to zone defense in the east china sea. all of this is sparking concerns over the beginning of a broader conflict in that region. >>> the obama administration is making a push to get young, healthy americans to sign up for obama care but as the numbers are very slow to pick up, the architect of obama care told our own chris wallace today, it's a lack of promotion, not the botched rollout that is to blame for low enrollment. >> no one has launched a big pr campaign to get these people signed up because of the problems with the federal website. we are about to launch a big pr campaign and that, i think, is going to persuade a lot of people to sign up. >> the white house may not have started its latest pr campaign but state exchanges are certainly looking to attract younger demos using racy ads like this one with internet means like this one like hey, girl, and cutouts of actors like ryan gosling. still, almost
is not taking a deal coping the troops beyond next year. so far he is not playing ball. michael, former defense advisor. mike meek, good day to you. >> thanks, bill. >> what will take to get it done with karzi? >> we need to step back and look at the environment. what concerns me the metrics on which we are engaging future military activity in 2014. these haven't been played out to the full extent. what should be driving military activity is the future of the political line of development in the country and for me, the big question we need to be asking, what part does the taliban have to play in that? are we going down the line where we see future power sharing executive like we see in northern ireland, for example? or fighting the taliban for the foreseeable time. >> if that is the case, you believe that the taliban stays in afghanistan for a time that is uncertain, you agree with that? >> you have to deputy back to 2011. there was nato troops in the country and align that with a powerful and sophisticated air power air forces in the world, the taliban is still there. and their notion of we ha
for it. congress had diminished our defenses, so when the attack came they had little ability to put ships at sea during the attack. the result of that is america loses every single battle until june of 1942. and unfortunately, it seems as though we're repeating the ignorance of history. >> as you put it, colonel north, the ignorance on the part of who? >> well, the building right there behind me, because congress was the ones that didn't even pass a draft until the day before the attack on pearl harbor. the congress had gutted the military. they specifically restricted people from going overseas unless they volunteered to do so. today, we have the military that today, they're going along with the obama administration on gutting the best military force that has ever been put together in the history of man. >> considering you and japan are now allies, if the leaders of the two countries were to reflect on this day over coffee or let's say green tea, what do you think their conversation about pearl harbor would incorporate? >> well, i don't think the japanese like to think about pearl
starting january 1st. arthel, bag to you. >> elizabeth prann, thank you. >> defense secretary chuck hagel making a surprise visit to afghanistan today where he says he received assurances from that country's defense minister that a stalled security agreement with the united states will be signed in, quote, a very timely manner. but in a highly unusual move, the secretary chose not to meet with president hamid karzai who is the one holding up the pact that would keep thousands of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan after 2014 for training and counterterrorism missions. >> president obama and secretary of state john kerry discussing middle east policy at a washington forum today. the president addressing a wide range of issues including strained relation, with israel, the peace process between israel and the palestinians, as well as defending the recent nuclear deal with iran. >> what we have to do is make a decision as to given the options available, what is the best way for us to assure that iran does not get a nuclear weapon? the best way is to test this diplomatic pact. understanding th
to take pre-emptive nuclear reaction in its own self-defense. i don't know what the israelis are going to do, but no one should think this agreement is fundamentally going to change anything. >> six months and counting and we'll stay on it almost every sunday at this time. good to see you. thank you. >> thank you. >> ambassador, thank you so much. >> heads may be starting to roll in the wake of the disast rg rollout of obama care. a top maryland official in charge of that state's obama care exchange is reportedly resigning now. and this would be the first official to lose a job in light of the troubles surrounding the insurance exchanges. national correspondent steve sun somy joins me now from washington with more on the story. >> not only the federal obama care website that had its difficulties. some sof the state-run exchanges got off to a rocky start. rebecca pearce resigned friday. according to our affiliate in baltimore, some are suggesting she was forced out of office after two years on the job. in maryland, they signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd, and about a week
and if they don't fix it. dairy subsidies will expire. and they deal with a defense authorization bill and that is green light to pay the military next year and ongoing battle that democrats are trying to extend unemployment benefits. and yet the benefits are extended four years in a row and a lot of republicans that it are scaling that back. look for a lot of cans to get kicked down the road and look for a shutdown. >> they better not take a lunch break. >> five days of work between now and christmas. >> carl, thank you so much for breaking it down. >> you know, if the senate republican leaders thinks he will repeal this some day, he might want to check with 60,000 people who are set to finally have coverage to free them from the free of financial ruin and lets them afford to take their kids to so a drchlt >> it is on. president obama slamming the critics of the obama care roll out. >> he's taking big hits on more than the signature legislation. >> rubbing unger is a democrat strategist and michelle unger is from tv. >> and i like your formality. great to see you guys, rebbing, let me
was that despite the fact that he remained if you will, loyal and defensive of those who supported the antiapartheid movement, he didn't give into the radical id y ologies of some of those people. his move transitioned peacefully because he compromise d and reached out pragmatically to declerk, the last president of apartheid south africa. they struck a deal where by civil rights and democracy came immediately. property rights were respected. a truth of reconciliation commission established under archbishop tutu which allowed south africans of all races to confront their past, but without recriminations that would have made relations poisonous. which was independence, freedom and democracy and equality for all south africans. i think that's really the example of his statesman ship and his vision. >> absolutely. south africa could never have gotten there without all those things you just pointed out. thanks so much. >> years ago, you in new york had an experience to spend time with nelson mandela. >> i did. there was a town hall meeting, i helped book hundreds of people in harlem wh
today that the u.s. is willing to sell advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations in the persian gulf. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambit n ambitions. hagel added that even though the west has agreed to temporarily -- agreement with iran, to limit iran's nuclear capabilities, tehran continues to pose a significant threat to the middle east. many alleys in the region believe the u.s. is withdrawing from the gulf but hagel pushed back on that idea, saying the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military power. and the credibility of our assurances to our allies and partners in the middle east. >> following the speech, hagel left for afghanistan where he's meeting with senior afghan officials in an effort to push president hamid karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the united states. the agreement has already been agreed upon. but karzai's been dragging his feet in signing the deal, trying
is doing it, expanding its air defense zone. the country responding to recent actions by china that decided to suddenly expand their zone over those disputed islands in the east china sea. now the new development is sparking concerns over a possible broader project in the region. the zone would include two small islands along with a rock that's been submerged and is part of the dispute with beijing. >> this morning our thoughts and prayers are with billy graham and his family. we hear his health is on the decline. he was hospitalized last month for a respiratory problem shortly after his 95th birthday. according to his son, his father has been very weak and unable to gain his strength chlgt he suffered from various illnesses in recent years. the reverended family is asking you as well for your prayers. >>> it is a solemn sunday in south africa, as the nation mourns the death of nelson mandela. lets take a look live at the crowd gathered at the anti-apartheid leader's home. live now 7:10 p.m. in south africa, as you can see, the flowers and the candles and the cards and the notes and letters
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